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Walter Arnold Walker

March 14, 1929 ~ November 13, 2021 (age 92)


Walter Arnold Walker, third child of John & Caroline Walker was born on March 14, 1929 at NE 28-17-12 in the Maitland District; he died on November 13, 2021 at the Third Crossing Manor in Gladstone.

He was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church that was located in the country.

Walter attended Maitland School until grade eight when he quit to help out his dad on the farm.

On August 1, 1953 he married Bernice Single at the Christ Lutheran Church in Waldersee and how special it was that this union of 68 years was celebrated this summer with family and friends, during this marriage they were blessed with 4 children.  Their first home for a year and half was at NE 1-18-12 by the Grass River in a one room house with no electricity,  I remember mom and dad often telling us that it was so cold in there that the water was frozen in the morning.  In the fall of 1955 they moved to the farm of his parents and 1985 they retired to the village of Plumas.  This same farm is now farmed by his Grandson, Justin Walker along with his wife Jenna and daughter Kendall. Making it a four generation century family farm.

Besides farming dad became a part time electrician after taking an electrician course by correspondence.

Dad was very active all his life in sports, playing ball for Tupper Tigers, Waldersee Mallards and Plumas Pirates. He played hockey for the Tupper Canucks and Plumas Flyers.  Later in life he took up curling and coaching minor ball and minor hockey teams.  He became an official baseball umpire, umping sports days, the Manitoba Senior Baseball League and some provincial playoffs plus the home team of the Plumas Pirate’s where he enjoyed umping his sons and then his grandsons with lots of advice after the games.

Dad had a very strong faith; it carried him through many hardships but always remained positive.  He was an active member of Zion Lutheran Church, serving as Trustee, Elder, Usher and Chairman of the Church Council.

He served on the board at the local Credit Union and was a life member at the Plumas Curling Club.


Dad spent many hours with his chainsaw cutting wood in the pastures; he loved being outdoors and enjoying nature.  He spent most of his life looking after cattle, making hay and putting crops in, this was his passion.

Dad enjoyed many  fishing and hunting trips with his good friend Abe Boldt plus many American hunting buddies that came to stay with him and mom at their home.

Family & Friends all loved to listen to all his stories that he would share from his past, “the good old days”, dad would get half way through the story and then burst out into a laugh and anyone that was there would just laugh to see him laughing so hard, he had such a unique laugh which we will always remember in years to come.   

Dad was a quiet but caring man whose heart belonged to his wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren you could always see that little smirk or twinkle in his eye or hear a little chuckle from him whenever we were all around.  He was very proud of each one of them.

Dad as we say goodbye to you today may you forever rest in peace in your heavenly home, may the Lord wrap his loving arms around you until that day we will all be united.    May you be surrounded by the company of all your friends and neighbors that you have longed to be with again. Yes we will sadly miss you and our hearts ache but we will treasure every memory in our hearts and be thankful for all the years we had to spend with you.

Dads Memory will be cherished

 By his wife Bernice

Karen (Ray): Kelsey (Matthew)

Morley (Brenda): Shane (Jolene), Tyson, Justin (Jenna) Kendall, Landon

Kim (Harvey): Ryan (Julie) Thomas, Louie & Danielle: Kevin (Bailey) Amber & Kaylynn:  Janelle(Justin): Mya, Tanner & Oakley

Darin (Shelley): Corissa (Shawn) Tristan, Logan & Cassidy:  Andrew (Jenalee) Chloe & Jaxen: Brady

Brother Norman (Adele)

Sister-in-law Elaine Shapansky (nee Single)

Brother-in-law Ray (Shirle) Single

Brother-in-law Lloyd (Lillian) Single

Numerous nieces and nephews.

Dad was predeceased by his parents, John & Caroline, four siblings that died in infancy, brother Edgar, sisters  Isabelle,  Alvina, &  Doreen, brother-in-laws Ed Mauthe and Ed Riendeau; nephew David Riendeau, niece Darryle Single, and Great Grandson Kayden Darin Walker.

Our family is very thankful for all the doctors and caregivers at Third Crossing Manor that gave dad such wonderful care and the compassion that you showed to him and our family.

Private service will be held, with interment at Tupper Cemetery, Plumas Manitoba.



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Zion Lutheran Church - Memorial Fund
Box 278, Plumas, Manitoba R0J 1P0,

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